In march of 2018 I decided to join three dudes who I never met on a seven day road trip through the American south. I grew up in the south, and to be honest, have never had a desire to take my camera and photograph it. For most of my short photographic career, I never thought I could get anything good out of the south when it comes to photography. Maybe thats because of some of the negative experiences I had as a child growing up, or some other weird experience I cant put to words. But these three gents, two from London, and one from NYC (by way of San Diego), got me excited to see this region with new and fresh eyes. And I have to say, I fell in love with the south. I fell in love with the simple, mundane, and ordinary scenes we witnessed. Now living in New York City, it was refreshing for me as a photographer to expand my understanding of beauty. To sharpen my eye to see things with a simple and day-to-day perspective.
This set of photographs were captured on a medium format camera. It was my first time shooting medium format and I fell in love. All shot on portra 400 with a Mamiya 7ii on a 65mm lens. Im going to publish another journal with my point & shoot 35mm film from this trip.
Gonna say that a good handful of the people who know my work and know what I shoot will say there isn’t anything extraordinary or epic about these photographs. And thats what is so amazing. They are not epic. But to me, they sure are beautiful.
p.s. you can find another journal with my point & shoot 35mm film from this trip. Should be next to this one, also titled, ‘south bound’